Who We Are

An innovative team of public sector experts, software engineers and business leaders.

About Us

The Civic Ledger team are respected experts within the international blockchain community and continually keep pace with the rapid developments and innovation taking place in this frontier technology. All of our Co-Founders are Blockchain Australia Fellows in recognition of our achievement in promoting the responsible adoption of blockchain technology within Australia.

In late 2016, when we co-founded Civic ledger, we had an ambitious goal to digitise government services to enable citizens and businesses to self-serve – government-as-a-platform – powered with blockchain. Through our journey we have matured our focus to building markets of tomorrow shaped by increase demand for accountability, transparent and trust for a better relationship with our planet.

OUR VISION

To see our open platforms for automation and transparency in global natural capital and impact driven marketplaces be first choice to enable digital assets to be governed with transparency, accountability and trust resulting in a global agreement on their social and economic value.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Civic Ledger acknowledges the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of this nation.

We acknowledge the Turrbal people, the traditional custodians of the lands on which our company is headquartered in Brisbane and where we conduct our business. We pay our respects to ancestors and Elders, past and present. Civic Ledger is committed to honouring Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ unique cultural and spiritual relationships to the land, waters and seas and their rich contributions to society.

Our Team

Public sector and sustainability experts. Respected software engineers. Business leaders. Financial technology specialists.

The Civic Ledger team welcomes partnering with industry, startups, research institutions and governments to build open platforms and markets of tomorrow.

In July 2019, Civic Ledger formed its Advisory Board and appointed its Inaugural Executive Chair, Joanne Thornton GAICD MBA.

The Advisory Board is a committee of independent advisers invited by the Co-Founders to meet together to advise and support good governance practices for Civic Ledger. The Advisory Boards meets up to four times per year or when appropriate.

Katrina Donaghy

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

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Fraser MacLeod

Business Development and Strategic Partnerships (Europe) Water Ledger

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Rob Braunack

Project Director - Water Ledger (Australia)

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Matt Burgess

Principal Blockchain Developer

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Farhad Rezwan

Blockchain and Web Developer

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Victor Jiang

Civic Ledger Founding Chair

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Lucas Cullen

Blockchain Advisor and Co-Founder

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Grantly Mailes

Government Advisor and Co-Founder

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Joanne Thornton

Civic Ledger Advisory Board Executive Chair

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Awards

Civic Ledger has been acknowledged by its peers and industry for its outstanding contribution to advancing blockchain technologies.

In July 2018, we were honoured to be announced as Australia’s Emerging FinTech Company of the Year at the Australian FinTech Industry Awards (the “Finnies”). We were also finalists for three other categories: Blockchain Company of the Year, Female FinTech Leader of the Year and Emerging FinTech Company of the Year.

In July 2019, Civic Ledger was recognised at the Inaugural Australian Blockchain Industry Awards (the “Blockies). Civic Ledger was a finalist for Female Blockchain Leader of the Year and Best Government Blockchain Project of the Year with IP Australia.

In October 2020, for the second time, Civic Ledger was announced as a Finalist at the Australian FinTech "Finnies" Awards 2020 for "Excellence in Blockchain".

In June 2021, Civic Ledger was accepted by the World Economic Forum to join its Technology Pioneers 2021 cohort. We are the only Australian technology company from 100 global technology startups.